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Kathryn Shinko is a contemporary fiber artist based in Ohio. She received her BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Akron in 2011 and her MFA in Textiles at Kent State University in 2015. Her work has been shown  throughout the United States including the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (Santa Ana, CA), the Center for Sex and Culture (San Francisco, CA), the Woman Made Gallery (Chicago, IL), the Kinsey Institute (Bloomington, IN), the Erie Art Museum (Erie, PA), the Sculpture Center (Cleveland, OH), the Ohio Craft Museum (Columbus, OH), and the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (Novato, CA). In 2016 she received an Honorable Mention for the Surface Design Association's Creative Promise Award for Student Excellence and was published in the Winter 2016 Issue of the Surface Design Association Journal. In 2017, she was nominated for the American Craft Council Emerging Voices Award. She is represented by the (Not) Sheep Gallery in Columbus, OH.


Kathryn Shinko. I'm Ready to be Set on Fire Now. Live performance at 934 Gallery in Columbus, Ohio, 8/28/18. Carpet, poetry, red thread.

recent group exhibits


One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Curated by Caren Petersen, Director, (Not) Sheep Gallery

(Not) Sheep Gallery, Columbus OH (March 3 2019)


Curated by Ellen Schinderman

Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco CA (Oct 13 – Dec 2 2017)


Objections and Connections: Fiber Artists Talk Back

Curated by Ann Albano, Director, The Sculpture Center

The Sculpture Center, Cleveland OH (Sept 15 – Oct 27 2017)


Turn Up II: The Alma Mater Edition

Curated by Omid Tavakoli, Owner, Popeye Gallery

Popeye Gallery, Cleveland OH (Aug 15 – Oct 20 2017)


Renegade Fiber

Juried by Richard Elliott, Associate Professor, California College of the Arts

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato CA (May 27 - July 2 2017)


Ultimate Tensile Strength

Curated by Lisa Steward

934 Gallery, Columbus OH (May 5 - 27 2017)


Stitch Fetish 5

Juried by Ellen Schinderman

The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles CA (Feb 4 - 25 2017)



University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College Gallery, Cincinnati OH (Oct 30 - Dec 2 2016)


Myers School of Art Part-Time Faculty Show

Emily Davis Gallery, University of Akron, Akron OH (Sept 1 - 30 2016)



Governors' Island, NY, as part of New York Textile Month

(Sept 1 - 18, 2016)


Social Justice: It Happens to One, It Happens to All

Juried by Sandra Fluke

(online portion) (Sept 18 - Dec 11 2016)


2016 Waterloo Arts Fest Juried Exhibition

Juried buy Rob Lehr

Waterloo Arts Gallery, Cleveland OH (June 3 - July 1 2016)


18+: Sex and Anti-Reality

Curated by Amanda Lee

Loren Naji's Art Lounge, Cleveland OH (May 6 - May 22 2016)


tXt ME

Juried by Leisa Austin, Owner, Imago Galleries

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA (May 7 - June 11 2016)


FRESH -- 12th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

Summit Artspace Gallery, Akron OH (March 18 - April 30 2016)



Juried by Sarah Rose Sharp

Walter Terhune Gallery, Owens Community Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Perrysburg OH (March 3 - 31  2016)

Awarded 3rd Place



The Next Gallery, Denver CO (Feb 5 - March 13 2016)

Awarded Best in Show


OH + 5

The Dairy Barn Art Center, Athens OH (January 22 - March 12 2016)


Trending: Contemporary Art Now!

National Women's Caucus for Art

(online portion) (December 24 2015 - February 28 2016) 


Women as Witness

Juried by Zoraida Lopez

TI Art Studios, Brooklyn NY (September 12 - October 10 2015)



Curated by Marisa Espe

MINT Collective, Columbus OH (August 21 - September 11 2015)


FRESH – 11th Annual Juried Art Exhibition 

Juried by Liz Maugans
Summit Artspace Gallery, Akron OH (May 15 - June 27 2015)

Awarded 2nd Place


The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2015
Juried by Betsy Stirratt, Jeremy Sweet, Catherine Johnson-Roehr, and Garry Milius
Indiana University Grunwald Gallery of Art, Bloomington IN (May 15 - July 11 2015)


Ohio Designer Craftsmen Best of 2015 Annual Juried Members Exhibit
Juried by Beth Ann Gerstein
Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus OH (May 3 - June 21 2015)


Focus: Fiber 

Juried by Paola Morsiani
Erie Art Museum, Erie PA (September 26 2014 - January 18 2015)
Awarded Best of Show


Fiber Options: Material Explorations

Juried by Aaron McIntosh
Maryland Federation of Art Circle Gallery, Annapolis MD (July 18 - August 9 2014)



Juried by Monika Szewczyk
Woman Made Gallery, Chicago IL (July 11 - August 21 2014)


Fiber Optics 

Juried by Lisa Rockford
1310 Gallery, Fort Lauderdale FL (September 21 - October 11 2013)
Awarded Judges Choice 3rd Place



Curated by Hilary Gent
Hedge Gallery, Cleveland OH (May 11 - June 15 2013)


Body and Brain

Juried by Ginny Sykes
Woman Made Gallery, Chicago IL (May 10 - June 20 2013)


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